Projects Galore at Classic Car Auction

Classic car buffs often look to the long winter months to take on new projects and in the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars they have unearthed an eclectic selection of cars needing work.

“The November classic and vintage car auction includes some fine vehicles including a much pampered Jensen Interceptor, a fast road MGB roaster and a beautifully presented Morris Minor convertible.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “However, it is often the restoration projects which get the bidders going and we certainly do have a choice of projects for all abilities!”

The Charterhouse specialist classic car auction, being

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Elixir of Life at Charterhouse

A bottle of Chartreuse is expected to sell for £1,000 in the Charterhouse November 14th & 15th two day auction in Sherborne.

“It is amazing to think that this bottle of Chartreuse, which has been around for decades, has never been opened.” Commented Paul King, Charterhouse wine expert. “Personally, I am not sure I could resist the temptation to open and try it for that length of time!”

Chartreuse was originally created in 1605 by French Carthusian Monks using a recipe for

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Country House Look

The owner of a large Dorset country house has had a sort out and entered hundreds of pictures into the Charterhouse two day October auction of pictures, sporting items, Beswick and antiques.

“The owner has been an avid collector for many years having bought many of the pictures from galleries, exhibitions and auctions including Christies and Charterhouse!” Commented Richard Bromell “Despite having plenty of wall space to hang the pictures on, many were stored about the property and the owner has now decided to clear the decks.”

Pictures from this country house date from the 18th to 20th centuries. There are portraits, views of rural life,

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Mad Looking Moggies at Auction

A painting and collection of postcards by cat loving artist Louis Wain are in the Charterhouse auction of collectors’ items on Friday 20th September in Sherborne.

“It is difficult not to smile at Louis Wain pictures.” Commented Richard Bromell. “His style has never been recreated by any other artist successfully and today his drawings, books, postcards and other illustrations are collected worldwide. Such is the continued interest in Louis Wain that Benedict Cumberbatch will be staring as Louis Wain in a film which is currently in production.”

Louis Wain, born in 1860, is known for his drawings of anthropomorphised large eyed cats and kittens. He started drawing cats when he adopted a stray cat which he named Peter.

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Charterhouse to hold Historic Motorcycle Auctions at the IOM Classic TT

The Isle of Man Government’s Department of Enterprise has signed an agreement with Charterhouse Auctioneers in Dorset to be an official partner of the Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts.

The partnership includes Charterhouse running an auction of historic, vintage & classic motorcycles at the Classic TT races from 2020. The first auction is scheduled to take place during the August Bank Holiday weekend in 2020 in a specially constructed venue in the Classic TT

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Pilots Medals at Auction

A group of World War Two medals, including a Distinguished Flying Cross, are included in the Charterhouse September auction of collectors’ items in Sherborne.

“The market for medals remains strong.” Commented Richard Bromell. “The medals come to auction from his late wife’s estate and as there are sadly no living relatives the executors instructed us to sell them.”

The medals were awarded to Flight Lieutenant Arthur Slinn RAFVR. They comprise a Distinguished Flying Cross, a 1939-45 Star, a France & Germany Star and a War Medal. In addition, there is his Pilot’s Flying Log Book, various letters, documents, notes and photographs.

During the war, Ft Lt Slinn flew a broad range of aircraft. These included Wellington and

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August Auctions


Although the sun is out the team of specialists at Charterhouse have pulled together another amazing array of lots for their August auctions with specialist sales of motorcycles, silver, jewellery, watches and country house interiors.

“It has been full on during the warm weather this year.” Commented Richard Bromell. “My favourite appointment was to meet client to view at his motorcycle collection which was stored at the Top Gear race track near Guildford, but sadly it was not on a filming day!”

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Model Attraction

The September two day auction of collectors’ items at Charterhouse in Sherborne includes a charming scale model of a Burrell engine.

“Many games today are oriented towards computers, smart phones and tablets” Commented Richard Bromell. “However, at auctions, collecting is driven by nostalgia and this wonderful Bassett-Lowke model of a Road Tractor, which could have been built for a child to play with, will now probably be bought by a mature collector to enjoy or maybe by someone fired up to start collecting after a visit to The Great Dorset Steam Fair in late August.”

Dating to the 1950’s or 1960’s,

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A Month of Successes

The Charterhouse marathon three day July auction turned up some stunning lots and many top prices.

“It has been a very busy month with many hot lots along with hot temperatures!” Commented Richard Bromell. “We have scoured the West Country and beyond clearing houses, seeing collections and advising on single items, all of which culminated with the three days of auctioneering making a great total just shy of £400,000.”

On Thursday 18th July, the auction

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Marathon Three Days of Auctions

Whilst some people are thinking of their summer holidays relaxing in the sun it is full steam ahead at Charterhouse in Sherborne as they set off on a mammoth three days of auctions on the 18th, 19th and 21st July.

“To say we have been busy is probably an understatement!” Commented Richard Bromell. “Our team of specialist valuers have travelled far and wide to put together an amazing array of pictures, automobilia, antiques and classic cars and

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